Post # 1
Its very common where I live to have people invited to the wedding, and people who are just invited to the reception. Mostly because its a small town, everyone knows everyone and we cant possibly afford to have a wedding for everyone.
So for the brides who do this, how do you word your reception only invitation? We want to have an open reception, and Fiance has alot of life long friends and aquaintances he wants to go but seriously I do not want to buy all those stamps lol I did create a facebook event saying its an open reception, but events arent the same anymore on FB. And I just want to take it off there.
So is it ok to send invitations to people that we really would like to come, and say something on it about letting everyone know? Then spreading it word of mouth, and sending personal FB messages to other people?
Post # 4
Like email? We dont know anyones email. lol Not one person
Where would I do those though? Because I could FB everyone for their email address
Post # 5
My brother received one of these for a wedding a while back. Basically it announced the marriage and then asked you to join them for “drinks and dancing” at 8:00 (or whatever time dinner would definitely be over).
Post # 6
So I would word it that were already married?
Like something like this:
“Please come celebrate the marriage of Katie and Andrew XXX”
Like just use his last name?
Post # 7
@kjo: +1 on wording but I would also recommend making sure the word ‘reception’ is on the invitation somewhere and not the word ‘ceremony’ to eliminate any confusion. I’ve seen some wedding ceremomy and reception invitiations that use very similar wording so any extra clarity is great!
Post # 8
This is a fairly standard UK procedure where people get invited in the evening-only celebrations.. It seems simple enough; all you need to do is change the wording from “request the pleasure of your company at their marriage” to “request the pleasure of your company at the evening reception”, or however it is you’re intending to invite them. This makes it clear that they’re not invited to the whole shebang, and you can dictate when you’d like them to show up, etc.
You also can’t really let others invite people to your wedding (in my opinion that is). If one of my friends invited me to another friend’s wedding, I’d be a bit hurt. I’d rather get a phone call from the couple, saying “hey, we’re having this big party after the ceremony, can you join?”